Arizona Cardinals: What to watch for week one

The Arizona Cardinals start the 2016 season at home against the New England Patriots on Sunday night. With NFL fans all over the world excited to have football back, there will be a lot of people tuning in to see this matchup between two very good teams. A lot of the attention will be on Jimmy Garoppolo to see if he can lead the Patriots’ offense while Tom Brady is out with his...
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Five Players With Something to Prove for the Arizona Cardinals

Five Arizona Cardinals that have to play well against the Houston Texans on Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals take on the Houston Texans on Sunday in their third preseason game and likely the last preseason game for many of the veterans. That means this could be the last time before September 11th that we see guys like Michael Floyd, David Johnson, and Carson Palmer play football. ...
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Arizona Cardinals: The wide receiver battle

The Arizona Cardinals have tough decisions to make this week including wide receiver The Arizona Cardinals have plenty of tough decisions to make this week.  One of them will be at wide receiver.  They currently have 11 on the roster. Teams have to cut down to a 75-man roster by Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 pm. […] Arizona Cardinals: The wide receiver battle - Raising Zona - Raising...
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Arizona Cardinals: The backup quarterback dilemma

The Arizona Cardinals will have to decide next week on keeping two or three quarterbacks The Arizona Cardinals have historically kept at least three quarterbacks on the roster at all times.  Sometimes a fourth has made his way onto the practice squad.  However, if you believe some media, the Cardinals may only keep two quarterbacks. […] Arizona Cardinals: The backup quarterback...
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Cardinals close the curtain on business-like camp

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals ended one of the NFL's longer training camps on Friday, shutting it down amid talk around the league that this could be a Super Bowl team."I thought it was very business-like," coach Bruce Arians said. "I thought our guys came to work every day. We had maybe two lull practices, mostly young guys."Arians said the three players who came off...
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Arizona Cardinals News and Notes from Friday

The Arizona Cardinals are heading to Houston, but first some notes from the head coach. There’s not much left to prove for the Arizona Cardinals. Sure, there are a number of players fighting for roster spots, but overall, the starting offense and defense appear set. Except for one little key position, “Only starting spot left to battle is cornerback opposite Peterson,” Arians...
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21 hours ago

Tyrann Mathieu, Robert Nkemdiche expected to play Sunday

The Cardinals will have some different faces on the defensive side of the ball in their third preseason game than they had in their first two outings. During a Friday press conference, coach Bruce Arians said that safety Tyrann Mathieu will play for the first time since tearing his ACL last December. Mathieu said this week…
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21 hours ago

No rush for “mindful” Tyrann Mathieu

All along, Tyrann Mathieu has preached patience. The safety has been encouraged with his progress coming back from his ACL tear, and still hopes to be on the field when the Cardinals play the Patriots Sept. 11. But as good as Mathieu has done in practice, he is clearly cautious. “I wouldn’t say I’m ready to play a full game,” Mathieu said. “I still feel like I have a ways...
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1 day ago

The 'other' Brown having impressive camp for Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Everyone who pays attention to the NFL knows the Arizona Cardinals are loaded at wide receiver.There's Larry Fitzgerald, of course, Michael Floyd and speedy John Brown. Last year the Cardinals added J.J. Nelson, who may be the speediest of all.But there's another Brown on the roster, Jaron, and he's been the most impressive receiver in training camp.Jaron Brown...
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Bruce Arians on sideline video use: 'It helps bad coaches'

Don’t count on Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians to support in-game video use. The NFL is allowing video use on the sidelines for one preseason game. The test will allow coaches to analyze plays as they happen and have a better visual understanding of what’s unfolding during a particular game. Arians, who tested out sideline video in the Cardinals' first preseason...
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This GoPro Footage of Patrick Peterson Trying to Catch Six Punts in a Row is Mesmerizing

Last week, we wrote about helmet cameras in football and why they are inevitable, mostly because of the completely awesome and sometimes terrifying views they give us of what it's really like to be a professional football player. Patrick Peterson, the Arizona Cardinals cornerback and return specialist, has furthered the helmet cam argument by posting some particularly cool GoPro...
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Why the Arizona Cardinals could win the Super Bowl

With last season ending in disappointment, the Arizona Cardinals are once again turning to Carson Palmer to lead this team to a Super Bowl. After Palmer threw six interceptions in his two playoff games last year, it’s important for him to shake off his bad performance and learn from what went wrong. With a lot of key players returning to the team this year, the Cardinals could...
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Cardinals GM blasts himself for not drafting Russell Wilson

The Arizona Cardinals passed on Russell Wilson in the 2012 NFL Draft, and it still bothers general manager Steve Keim to this day. At the time, Keim was in charge of player personnel, and the Cardinals had traded their second round pick in that draft in exchange for Kevin Kolb a year earlier. Even if they had the pick, however, Keim admits that the team wouldn’t have taken Wilson...
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Tyrann Mathieu shines in first practice back

In 2015, Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu was having a year to remember before he suffered a torn ACL near the end of the regular season. He missed the team’s run to the NFC Championship Game, but he is trying to make a comeback for 2016. Mathieu made his return to the team’s practice on Sunday and he seemed to do a lot more than they expected him to. He was only going...
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Larry Fitzgerald returns to practice after MCL scare

Thankfully for the Arizona Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald’s MCL scare appears to have been a false alarm. According to a report by Darren Urban of, Fitzgerald returned to practice on Sunday after sitting out the team’s second preseason game against the San Diego Chargers on Friday. Larry Fitzgerald back at practice. G Mike Iupati (knee) will sit out today. —...
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WATCH: Arizona Cardinals LB Deone Buccanon Provides The First Slobber-Knocker Hit Of The Season

There usually isn't much to see in a preseason game, but Arizona Cardinals linebacker Deone Buccanon made sure the fans had something during Friday night's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers--the helmet of one of the San Diego Chargers wide receivers.With the head still in it, that is. Read more »
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: What is Carson Palmer’s fantasy football value?

According to the ESPN fantasy staff, Carson Palmer is currently ranked as the seventh best quarterback in this years draft rankings. After an impressive regular season, and a disappointing post season, what can we expect from Carson Palmer this year? We should first take a look at the wide receiver position. Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Jaron Brown, and Michael Floyd are all returning...
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QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Arizona Cardinals

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Arizona Cardinals, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. We have identified 40 (with some repeats), which indicates the team has struggled to find a long-term leader at quarterback. How many of them can you name? Clue: Years active...
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Report: Arians to be released from hospital, rejoin Cardinals

After being admitted to the hospital and staying overnight due to stomach pains, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians appears to be okay. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media passed along the following information Wednesday morning. #AZCardinals coach Bruce Arians expected to be released from the hospital this morning to rejoin the team after tests last night. He's good — Ian Rapoport...
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Bruce Arians taken to hospital after feeling ill

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was taken to a local hospital after feeling ill prior to Tuesday's joint practice between the Cardinals and Chargers in San Diego. Cardinals VP of media relations Mark Dalton shared a statement from the club on Arians' status, which revealed that the coach was experiencing stomach pain: Update tonight from San Diego re: Cardinals head...
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Cardinals GM: David Johnson ‘best receiving back I’ve seen’

The expectations keep rising for Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson, whom many are predicting to produce a monster sophomore season. The man who drafted the NFL’s next big thing at running back can’t even help himself. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said Johnson is “probably the best receiving back” he’s ever seen, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN...
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Cardinals forced to practice in heat due to Guns N’ Roses show

The Arizona Cardinals have one of the best practice facilities in the NFL in the University of Phoenix Stadium, which keeps the team protected from the hot desert sun. Unfortunately for the players, a Guns N’ Roses concert is taking place in Glendale, Ariz. on Monday. This is forcing them into the outdoors on a day in which the temperature is slated to be between 90-96 degrees...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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